WaveGo handheld light system wins prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design

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The WaveGo handheld light measurement system has earned a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 award. The Red Dot international design competition attracts thousands of entries across multiple product categories and entry types, from consumer products and jewelry to medical devices and robotics. A blue-ribbon panel of jurists selected the winners based on criteria including innovation, functionality, durability and ergonomics.

Red Dot winners will be feted at the Red Dot Gala award ceremony on 8 July 2019 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. Winning entrants also are entitled to use the Red Dot winner label, an internationally respected symbol of outstanding design quality. Past awardees include Apple, GE Healthcare and Siemens.

“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zenc, founder and CEO of Red Dot. “The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”

WaveGo is a handheld device that pairs with the user’s smartphone to characterise light in buildings, museums, horticultural settings and anywhere light management is essential to health, safety and efficiency. The device is compact and elegant, and captures not only lux and intensity criteria, but also colour temperature, colour rendering, and perceived colour information. Data can be recorded, accessed or shared via the WaveCloud integrated online data storage platform.

WaveGo is an innovation of Wave Illumination, an internal start-up of Ocean Optics, the applied spectral knowledge company. Wave Illumination is dedicated to unlocking the value of light via devices like WaveGo. Better understanding and control of lighting has a range of benefits from improving our well-being in lit environments to managing artificial lighting in greenhouse operations.

“The impact of light is far more complex than simply measuring colour and intensity,” said Paul Higham, business manager for Wave Illumination. “Our goal with WaveGo has been to create an analytical instrument simple yet powerful enough for its users to benefit more than with existing devices. The Red Dot Award is great recognition of the careful thought and customer input that went into designing and launching WaveGo. We are very grateful for this honor.”